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2011 Bella Ciao Reporter Bike

2011 bella ciao reporter bike   2011 Bella Ciao Reporter Bike

A new sporty lightweight city bike from Bella Ciao this 2011 is the Reporter. Along with the high quality components is the classic Italian hand built frame. Very light at only 11kg, the Reporter handles high speed and crowded city rides very well.

Handmade, the lugged frame of the bike is a double butted Columbus Cromor tubing. An option is offered by the Reporter, which is available in Single Speed or the Shimano Alfine 8 speed gear and the latter is more expensive.

To prevent corrosion, the bike is coated with plus 2-layer powder paint. Moreover, the high quality components of the 2011 Bella Ciao Reporter Bike include polished aluminum racing stem, Headset Tange Seiki, wheels, and straight bar called Bella Ciao Componenti Speciali.

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New Bella Ciao Componenti Speciali Handlebars

new bella ciao componenti speciali handlebars   New Bella Ciao Componenti Speciali Handlebars

Bella Ciao launches hand polished handlebars that deliver a retro feel to any bike it’s paired with. Reminiscent of Cinelli vintage bars or TTT timeless bars and stems, the Componenti Speciali glows with a subtle shine, unique from the hand polishing it receives in Italy.

All the aluminum handlebars have a diameter of 22.2mm and a stem clamping diameter of 25.4mm. Exclusively made by a small workshop in Germany, Bella Ciao reveals that the process of hand polishing involves a rotating tool that can uniquely create the desired shape, tubing, length and width of the bar.

Here are some more details on the four new bars:
Model CS5A Handlebar: width 59.5 cm, weight 320g
Model CS4A Flat Bar: width 51 cm, weight 220g
Model CS3A Riser Bar: width 55.5 cm, weight 220g
Model CS1A Sweptback/Upright Bar: width 50.5 cm, weight 300g
Model CS2A Sweptback/Upright Bar: width 49 cm, weight 260g

Retail price for the Componenti Speciali handlebars…

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Bella Ciao City Bikes: Ingegnere, Corvo Citta Donna, Uomo

bella ciao city bikes 1 300x193   Bella Ciao City Bikes: Ingegnere, Corvo Citta Donna, UomoBella Ciao of Italy introduces three new city bikes to the market. These are the Corvo Citta Uomo, Corvo Citta Donna and the Ingegnere. The Corvo Citta Uomo is a singlespeed bike which has a total weight of 14kg. It features a steel frame, Brooks B17 leather saddle and leather grips. It has 6mm horizontal dropouts, Shimano front and rear hub and 28 inch aluminum wheels. It comes in three sizes and has Bella Ciao Componenti Speciali handlebars for easy maneuvering.

The Corvo Citta Donna has almost identical specs with the Corvo Citta Uomo. Also a singlespeed bike, the frame veers away from the traditional triangle and measures 54cm from the middle of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. Chain guard and frame has the same 3 layer paint, powder coated. An option for a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal gear is available.

Finally, the Ingegnere is the…

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